Gia Love as Miss Black Extraordinary
onored to have taken part in this project by former Team KHIRY member Melquan Ganzy of The Ganzy.
The GANZY presents MISS BLACK EXTRAORDINARY featuring GIA LOVE
Miss Black Extraordinary (MBE) spotlights Gia Love, a Black trans woman from New York City who amplifies conversations surrounding body, race, and trans identity through her work as a model and activist. Gia Love is know for her work as a Trans Equity Consultant and for starring in the 2016 award winning film KiKi about the New York ballroom scene.
The project takes inspiration from Miss Black America pageants, an institution derived from the Black is Beautiful movement of the 1960s, as well as campus Queens of HBCUS.
Read Hope Giselle’s essay for MBE at theganzy.com
Gia Love wears KHIRY Nandi Drops and Jug Drops.
Direction/Content Production/Styling: Melquan Ganzy
Photography: Myesha Evon Gardner
Muse: Gia Love
Story "For The Love of The Girls": Hope Giselle
Hair: Dylan Ali & Quran
Make-Up: LB Charles
Nails: Tru Violet
Creative Assistance: Lyric Harris
Lighting: Evadne Gonzalez